[3.7.7] Patch Notes

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Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:09
Dear Heroes,
There will be a Game Client Patch v3.7.7 on Thursday, 13th August 2015, 0430 hrs - 1400 hrs (GMT +8).
Game Service will be unavailable during this time. Players are advised to logout before this time. 
*Downtime may be extended without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances*

New Upgrade Avatar
Sterling Midas
Holiday Edition Avatar
War Effort Avatar
Holiday Edition Avatar
Holiday Edition Avatar
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Gold Edition Avatar
Carnage Calamity
Holiday Edition Avatar
Floral Ellonia
POG Avatar
CN Avatar
Erik The Red
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Version 3.7.7
13 August 2015

== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Capture The Flag
- Blind Ban

== New Content ==

= Gold Collection =

New Gold Collection Calamity Avatar: Carnage Calamity
Only one person in Newerth could venture into the depths of the Scar, slap the daemons around and turn them into her weapons of mass corruption: Carnage Calamity. With a shackled daemon spitting hellfire and a flying ring of burning skull chainsaws, she has stormed out of the Vault of All Hells to kill anything that is or could possibly become a daemon. So everything. She's basically a walking BFG. That stands for Badass Fiery Girl, of course.

= Upgrade Avatar =

New Upgrade Avatar: Sterling Midas
Young Midas was born an orphaned slave who was bought by one of the richest households in the Capital of Arasunia. His unquenchable desire for precious metals and fine jewels began the instant he first saw the finery within the small palace, and he knew the fastest route to wealth would be to gain glory in the illegal gladiatorial arenas of Arasunia. When he was barely in his teens he wore leather and rope into his first contest. Within a year, he was sheathed in bronze. By the time he turned twenty, his skill and popularity had earned him a suit of armor made of sterling silver, and by then his forays into the underworld already had him dabbling in the alchemy which would lead to his ultimate dream...and curse.

Sterling Midas Upgrades
- After purchasing Sterling Midas, his effects and model can be upgraded by purchasing Sterling Midas Upgrades with silver coins in Merrick's Shop.
* Please note that once an upgrade is purchased, you may not return to Sterling Midas' previous form.
* Upgrades must be purchased in order (so Upgrade 1 must be purchased before 2; 2 before 3, and so on).

The following upgrades can be purchased:

Upgrade 1: Silver Apprentice Armor
- Model Upgrade: Shoulder pauldron, crown and lower body pieces

Upgrade 2: Sapphire Orb
- Effect: Sapphire shaded attack projectile

Upgrade 3: Sapphire Magic
- Effect: All abilities become sapphire shaded

Upgrade 4: Silver Artisan Armor
- Model Upgrade: Wrist guards, crown, and lower body pieces

Upgrade 5: Silver Orb
- Effect: Silver shaded attack projectile

Upgrade 6: Silver Magic
- Effect: All abilities become silver shaded

Upgrade 7: Silver Master Armor
- Model Upgrade: Silver chest piece

Upgrade 8: Ascended Silver Orb
- Effect: Lighting added to attack projectile

Upgrade 9: Ascended Silver Magic
- Effect: All abilities gain lightning sounds and effects

Upgrade 10: Reign of Silver
- Effect: Gains new voice lines and silver coins rain from the projectile in his hand

= The War Effort =

New War Effort Trophy Avatar: Valkyrie
- The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 50 at the end of each 28-day cycle, so keep checking that leaderboard and completing those quests! Even the staff can't get the Trophy avatars!

= Indonesian Independence Day =

New Holiday Edition Indonesian Independence Day Artillery Avatar: Srikandi
- The proud and vengeful princess Amba was reborn as Srikandi, who was raised by her father as a son and trained in the ways of warfare. Srikandi's fierce independence and skill with bow and arrow made her a devastating enemy, especially to those foolish enough to lower their weapons out of concern over fighting a woman.

New Holiday Edition Indonesian Independence Day Accursed Avatar: Rahwana
- After performing severe penance for ten thousand years, Rahwana, the King of Kings and Emperor of the Three Worlds, was gifted by Brahma with the gift of immortality against gods, daemons, and spirits. He used this gift to dominate and oppress the gods, earning the wrath of Vishnu, who knew Rahwana the daemon king could only be killed by a human. With this knowledge, Vishnu chose to be born into mortality as Rama.

When Rahwana learned of this incredible warrior named Rama, he kidnapped the man's one true love, Sita, and tried to force her to marry him. When Rama finally tracked Rahwana down, an epic battle ensued that ended with Rahwana slain and Rama reunited with Sita.

Rahwana was sent into the Vault of All Hells, where he has waited for his chance to be reborn and exact vengeance upon Rama and Sita. The Third Corruption has finally given him that chance, and all of Newerth shudders at his rebirth!

New Holiday Edition Indonesian Independence Day Puppet Master Avatar: Dalang
- Dalang is the sinister master of shadows, twisting them into terrifying and hideous puppets that distract his victims from the fact that he is collecting their shadows as well -- and through it their souls. His prey doesn't realize they've been harvested and added to his collection until they find themselves locked within his kotak, or puppet chest, a helpless shadow puppet forced to do his bidding for eternity.

= Thai Mother's Day =

New Holiday Edition Thai Mother's Day Ellonia Avatar: Floral Ellonia
- Thailand celebrates Mother's Day on the birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Sirikit of Thailand, Mother of all Thai people, who was born on August 12th, 1932. Floral Ellonia is here to honor her and mothers everywhere, and there is going to be a frigid field of trouble coming your way if you don't go hug your mom and tell her thank you.

= China Avatar =

New China Berzerker Avatar: Erik the Red
- The Savages were the last Clan of Men to fall beneath King Maliken Grimm's fist during the War of the Single Banner, and the Berzerkers were the last Savage tribe to bend the knee. They stood in the bitter cold of the Frost Fields, each of them ready to die before relinquishing their beloved freedom, and even the ruthless Grimm knew the bloody cost of exterminating the fanatical warriors would be too high. He named them Wardens of the Frost Fields and left them on the far side of Grimm's Crossing to kill each other or die of exposure.

The Legion heard nothing more from them until the Second Corruption, when a wave of rabid, cold-hardened Berzerkers led by Erik the Red flooded the battlefields in search of carnage and daemon blood. Now the Legion soldiers pray that a Berserker will be among their ranks when the battle begins, for at the very least the howling barbarian will attract the enemy's full attention.

= POGs =

New POGs Avatar: Engineer
- These high-definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.

== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

= General =

- Resolved an issue where the following abilities were swapped in Hero Guides:
* Gladiator: Showdown (W, Ability_02) and Flagellation (E, Ability_03)
* Kane: Balance of Power (W, Ability_02) and Steel Resolve (E, Ability_03)
* Kraken: Torrent (Q, Ability_01) and Splash (E, Ability_03)

- Having Hardware Memory Mode disabled and Exclusive mode enabled will no longer crash the game if you alt + tab.

= Capture the Flag =

- Every session has a 30-minute time limit.
* When the time limit is reached, the team with the highest score wins. If there is a draw, a random team wins.
- When you respawn you are invulnerable for 5 seconds and immune to everything.
* Invulnerability and immunity end early if you cast a spell or deal damage.
- When a player holding the flag is terminated the flag they are holding correctly returns to the base.

= Music =

- Heart of the Paragons now plays in the lobby.
- The URSA event music has been removed from the queue.

= Heroes =

- Chronos' Chronofield Deluxe (Boosted by Staff of the Master) does not slow his own units and illusions.

- Creeps revived by The Dead Shall Rise have the gold & experience pop-up correctly on top of the revived creeps when killed (instead of appearing on Deadlift).
- Fixed an issue where Master of Arms was unable to use any abilities after being revived by Deadlift.

Keeper of the Forest
- Keeper of the Forest's Nature's Sentinel invulnerable limbs are properly disabled by Chronos' Chronofield.

- Lackey's projectile no longer triggers Moraxus' Arcane Shield.

- Shrapnel Lodestone's ultimate particles have been adjusted for low quality settings.

- Abaddon Accursed Fire Shield visuals apply properly to the Axia alt avatar.

Puppet Master
- Game Master's pet corgi is now oriented correctly on low and medium graphics settings.

- Scorcher Pyromancer no longer has clipping issues on his model (particularly when zoomed in).

- Riftwalker is no longer able to return to bidirectional Wormhole's (Boosted by Staff of the Master) original location if the distance between her and that location exceeds 3500 units.

- Hexa Silhouette's 3D portrait is properly centered.

- Zoomerang cooldown is no longer reduced by 8+4 = 12 seconds if the Zoomerang is caught and the ground gadget spawns on the same frame.

Witch Slayer
- POG Witch Slayer's attack projectile fixed to be the one from the default Witch Slayer.

== Items ==

Ring of Sorcery
- Ring of Sorcery's visuals match the actual radius.

Tablet of Command
- Neophyte's Book is the first item in the autobuy sequence once again.
- Can target player-controlled units (instead of just heroes).

- Evasion on melee heroes is properly negated by hex skills (e.g. Pollywog Priest's Morph).